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  1. Daniel C. Dennett, Brian Skyrms & Lawrence Sklar, -2001.
    Paul Valéry1 Valéry’s “Variation sur Descartes” excellently evokes the vanishing act that has haunted philosophy ever since Darwin overturned the Cartesian tradition. If my body is composed of nothing but a team of a few trillion robotic cells, mindlessly interacting to produce all the large-scale patterns that tradition would attribute to the nonmechanical workings of my mind, there seems to be nothing left over to be me. Lurking in Darwin’s shadow there is a bugbear: the incredible Disappearing Self.2 One of (...)
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  2. Lawrence Sklar (2014). Tim Maudlin , Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (2012), Xiv+183 Pp., $29.95 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 81 (2):288-292.
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  3. Lawrence Sklar (2012). Philosophy and the Foundations of Dynamics. Cambridge University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The prehistory of classical dynamics; 3. The astronomical revolution; 4. Precursors to Newtonian dynamics; 5. The Newtonian synthesis; 6. Philosophical aspects of the Newtonian synthesis; 7. The history of statics; 8. The development of dynamics after Newton; 9. The 'Newtonian' approach after Newton; 10. From virtual work to Lagrange's equation; 11. Extremal principles; 12. Some philosophical reflections on explanation and theory; 13. Conservation principles; 14. Hamilton's equations; 15. Canonical transformations, optical analogies and algebraic (...)
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  4. Lawrence Sklar (2011). Time in Classical Dynamics. In Craig Callender (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time. Oup Oxford.
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  5. Lawrence Sklar (2010). I'd Love to Be a Naturalist—If Only I Knew What Naturalism Was. Philosophy of Science 77 (5):1121-1137.
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  6. Lawrence Sklar (2009). A probabilidade e a explicação estatística segundo os filósofos. Crítica.
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  7. Lawrence Sklar (2009). Causation in Statistical Mechanics. In Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock & Peter Menzies (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Causation. Oup Oxford.
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  8. Lawrence Sklar, Philosophy of Statistical Mechanics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  9. Lawrence Sklar (2007). Como sabemos qual é a verdadeira geometria do mundo? Crítica.
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  10. Lawrence Sklar (2007). Que tipo de ser tem o espaço-tempo? Crítica.
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  11. Mark Sainsbury, Cory Juhl, Nicholas Asher, Hans Halvorson, Lawrence Sklar & Jim Hankinson (2006). Tracy Lupher. In Borchert (ed.), Philosophy of Science. Macmillan. 164-202.
     
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  12. Lawrence Sklar (2006). A gravidade e a curvatura do espaço-tempo. Crítica.
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  13. Lawrence Sklar (2006). Do Espaço E Do Tempo Ao Espaço-Tempo. Crítica.
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  14. Lawrence Sklar (2006). Filosofia da física e filosofia em geral. Crítica.
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  15. Lawrence Sklar (2006). O Debate Entre Newton E Leibniz. Crítica.
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  16. Lawrence Sklar (2006). Problemas filosóficos tradicionais sobre o espaço e o tempo. Crítica.
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  17. Lawrence Sklar, Varieties of Explanatory Autonomy.
    This is the text of a talk given at the Robert and Sarah Boote Conference in Reductionism and Anti-Reductionism in Physics, 22-23 April, 2006, Center for Philosophy of Science University of Pittsburgh.
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  18. Lawrence Sklar (2005). A relação entre a ciência e a filosofia. Crítica.
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  19. Lawrence Sklar (2005). Física moderna e filosofia. Crítica.
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  20. Lawrence Sklar (2004). Spacetime and Conventionalism. Philosophy of Science 71 (5):950-959.
    Salmon, following Reichenbach and others, maintained that distant simultaneity was conventional in a special relativistic world in a way in which this was not so in prerelativistic spacetime. This paper surveys and criticizes a number of proposals to unpack this claim. It goes on to argue that if the claim has validity, it rests upon differing facts about epistemic accessibility of temporal relations in the different spacetimes, and not directly upon any facts about differing causal structures in these worlds.
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  21. Lawrence Sklar (2003). A interdependência entre filosofia e ciência. Crítica.
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  22. Lawrence Sklar (2003). Dappled Theories in a Uniform World. Philosophy of Science 70 (2):424-441.
    It has been argued, most trenchantly by Nancy Cartwright, that the diversity of the concepts and regularities we actually use to describe nature and predict and explain its behavior leaves us with no reason to believe that our foundational physical theories actually "apply" outside of delicately contrived systems within the laboratory. This paper argues that, diversity of method notwithstanding, there is indeed good reason to think that the foundational laws of physics are universal in their scope.
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  23. Lawrence Sklar (2003). Gerard Emch and Chuang Liu, The Logic of Thermo-Statistical Physics. Metascience 12 (1):59-62.
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  24. Lawrence Sklar (2002). Book Review: The Discovery of Dynamics. By Julian B. Barbour. Oxford University Press, New York, New York, Xxiv + 746 Pp., $45.00 (Softcover). ISBN 0-19-513202-5. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 32 (8):1325-1326.
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  25. Lawrence Sklar (2002). Physics, Metaphysics, and Method in Newton's Dynamics. In Richard M. Gale (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Metaphysics. Blackwell Publishers. 1.
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  26. Lawrence Sklar (2001). Book Review: The Philosophy of Physics. By Roberto Torretti. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1999, Xvi + 512 Pp., $23.95 (Softcover). [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 31 (5):867-868.
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  27. Lawrence Sklar (2001). Naturalism and the Interpretation of Theories. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 75 (2):43 - 58.
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  28. Lawrence Sklar (2001). What Is an Isolated System? The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2001:51-57.
    In this paper, I want to focus attention on ways in which the role of idealization in science has been rather neglected by standard methodology, and suggest that this distinct role for idealization is the truly important role it plays in science. Further, I suggest that there are a number of important cases in theoretical science where the issue of idealization is not the issue of misrepresentation in some sense. Rather, the question is which of several alternative idealizations correctly represents (...)
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  29. Lawrence Sklar & Gordon Belot (2001). Reviews-Theory and Truth: Philosophical Critique Within Foundational Science. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (3):647.
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  30. Lawrence Sklar (2000). Theory and Truth: Philosophical Critique Within Foundational Science. Oxford University Press.
    Skeptics have cast doubt on the idea that scientific theories give us a true picture of an objective world. Lawrence Sklar examines three kinds of skeptical arguments about scientific truth, and explores the important role they play within foundational science itself. Sklar demonstrates that these kinds of philosophical critique are employed within science, and reveals the clear difference between how they operate in a scientific context and more abstract philosophical contexts. The underlying theme of Theory and Truth is that science (...)
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  31. Lawrence Sklar (ed.) (2000). The Philosophy of Science: A Collection of Essays. Garland.
    About the Series Contemporary philosophy of science combines a general study from a philosophical perspective of the methods of science, with an inquiry, again from the philosophical point of view, into foundational issues that arise in the various special sciences. Methodological philosophy of science has deep connections with issues at the center of pure philosophy. It makes use of important results, for example, in traditional epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of language. It also connects in various ways with other disciplines (...)
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  32. Lawrence Sklar (2000). Topology Versus Measure in Statistical Mechanics. The Monist 83 (2):258-273.
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  33. Lawrence Sklar (1999). Faye, Jan, Uwe Scheffler, and Max Urchs, Eds. Perspectives on Time. Review of Metaphysics 53 (2):443-444.
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  34. Lawrence Sklar (1999). Review Articles-Philosophical Concepts in Physics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science-Part B 30 (2):283-286.
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  35. Lawrence Sklar (1999). The Content of Science, the Methodology of Science and Hempel's Models of Explanation and Confirmation. Philosophical Studies 94 (1-2):21-34.
  36. Lawrence Sklar (ed.) (1999). The Nature of Scientific Theory. Routledge.
    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  37. Lawrence Sklar (1999). The Reduction(?) Of Thermodynamics to Statistical Mechanics. Philosophical Studies 95 (1-2):187 - 202.
  38. Lawrence Sklar (1998). The Language of Nature is Mathematics—but Which Mathematics? And What Nature? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 98 (3):241–261.
    In theoretical physics the physical states of systems are represented by components of mathematical structures. This paper explores three ways in which the representation of states by mathematics can give rise to foundational problems, sometimes on the side of the mathematics and sometimes on the side of understanding what the physical states are that the mathematics represents, that is on the side of interpreting the theory. Examples are given from classical mechanics, quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics.
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  39. Stephen H. Kellert & Lawrence Sklar (1997). In the Wake of Chaos: Unpredictable Order in Dynamical Systems. Philosophy of Science 64 (1):181.
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  40. Lawrence Sklar (1997). Book Review:In the Wake of Chaos: Unpredictable Order in Dynamic Systems Stephen H. Kellert. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 64 (1):184-.
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  41. Lawrence Sklar (1997). Language and Time. International Studies in Philosophy 29 (2):143-144.
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  42. John Blackmore & Lawrence Sklar (1996). Ludwig Boltzmann: His Later Life and Philosophy 1900-1906 Book/One: A Documentary History Book Two: The Philosopher. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (4):630-632.
     
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  43. Lawrence Sklar (1996). Quantum Mechanics and Experience. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (4):973-975.
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  44. Lawrence Sklar (1996). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (4):630-632.
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  45. Tim Maudlin & Lawrence Sklar (1994). Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Aristotelian Society Series. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (3):933-934.
     
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  46. Lawrence Sklar (1994). The Disorder of Things. Review of Metaphysics 48 (2):400-401.
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  47. Lawrence Sklar (1993). Idealization and Explanation: A Case Study From Statistical Mechanics. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):258-270.
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  48. Lawrence Sklar (1993). Physics and Chance: Philosophical Issues in the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics. Cambridge University Press.
    Statistical mechanics is one of the crucial fundamental theories of physics, and in his new book Lawrence Sklar, one of the pre-eminent philosophers of physics, offers a comprehensive, non-technical introduction to that theory and to attempts to understand its foundational elements. Among the topics treated in detail are: probability and statistical explanation, the basic issues in both equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, the role of cosmology, the reduction of thermodynamics to statistical mechanics, and the alleged foundation of the very notion (...)
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  49. Lawrence Sklar (1992). Philosophy of Physics. Westview Press.
    The study of the physical world had its origins in philosophy, and, two-and-one-half millennia later, the scientific advances of the twentieth century are bringing the two fields closer together again. So argues Lawrence Sklar in this brilliant new text on the philosophy of physics.Aimed at students of both disciplines, Philosophy of Physics is a broad overview of the problems of contemporary philosophy of physics that readers of all levels of sophistication should find accessible and engaging. Professor Sklar’s talent for clarity (...)
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